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History of the Second Seminole War, 1835-1842
By the third decade of the 19th century the growing American nation had expanded so far into the Florida peninsula that in 1832 a group of Seminole tribal chiefs accepted the terms of a treaty which provided for the removal of their tribes to the West. Wiley Thompson was appointed to supervise the migration.
Paperback, 391 pages
Published March 24th 2010 by University Press of Florida
(first published March 1967)
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I'll go ahead and say that this is not a book for the casual reader. For what it does, it is very well done, and as my research relates to the Second Seminole War, it was very informative. As I'm not a military historian, I did have to do some rereading and additional research to get a good visual image in my mind when it came to some of the battle descriptions. However, I think Mahon gives the reader a good idea of the overall national and international developments touching on the conflict as ...more
A great over view of the 2nd Seminole War and it's causes and a bit about it's effects. There are some very good looks at a variety of military folks scattered throughout the book, too. Being very familiar with our great state of Florida, I knew where a lot of the action happened. Though, folks without the geographic knowledge would have an easier time with the narrative if more than one map was provided.